FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2008
“If retailers go against parents’ wishes
and sell the game, they should not market the game to
children in any way, nor should they display the game
where minors can see it. In addition, retailers must
enforce checking ID before selling the game to anyone.
Legally, stores cannot sell children pornographic
magazines or handguns – but they can legally sell video
games to children that contain pornographic content or
that teach children how to kill. This is wrong, and
retailers should ensure that unaccompanied minors are
prevented from purchasing
Theft Auto IV: Liberty City,”
Keep Grand Theft Auto IV Out of the Hands of Children
To speak with a representative
from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver
(ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.
The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®)
is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence
and profanity on television and in other media. This national
grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the
United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters,
networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and
negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with
elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast
decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical
research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex,
violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is
provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices
for their own families.